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Marco’s Pizza CEO Butorac earns ‘Golden’ distinction from NRN

Marco’s Pizza was recently named Top 5 Fastest Growing Chains by Nation’s Restaurant News. So it’s no surprise that the organization named the chain’s CEO, Jack Butorac, as a 2017 of recipient of NRN’s Golden Chain Award, celebrating the best in the restaurant business.

“For more than a decade, Jack Butorac has led Toldeo, Ohio-based Marco’s Pizza to some of the strongest growth in the restaurant industry,” NRN said. “The chain has been featured on NRN’s Top 100 growth list in 2017 and 2016. In the Latest Year, the 770-unit chain grew sales by 17.1 percent. Butorac brought franchising rights to the chain in 2004, growing the franchises through the recession by running a loan-guarantee program called Marco’s Assurance.”

Golden Chain Awards recognize restaurant executives for outstanding leadership, strong company performance, career achievements, and contributions to the industry and communities served. We couldn’t agree more with what Butorac and the Marco’s team have achieved! Congratulations!

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The Process: How Used Restaurant Equipment Becomes Burkett Certified Product

Forty years ago, it was used restaurant equipment that allowed us to get into this business and open our doors.

Today, you’ll find used restaurant equipment being sold anywhere and everywhere. Online, off market, in stores, in garages, the options are endless. Some are good, some are bad, some are in between. Most are basically a quick wipe down and sold as is.

Here at Burkett, it’s a little different. In 40 years of experience, we have evolved the process of how we treat and recondition used restaurant equipment.

We take used restaurant equipment very seriously and have an entire service team dedicated to that process. That team takes great pride in the rigorous work done to give new life to used restaurant equipment to make it Burkett Certified Product. We care about what we do because not only is it a reflection the individual technicians, it’s a refection of Burkett as a whole and its commitment to quality.

Burkett Certified Product is a unique 10-step reconditioning and testing process that restores previously used items by repairing or replacing any defective components, upgrading cosmetics, and giving you a quality, ready-to-go reconditioned item hassle free. Check out the video below and check out our full selection of Burkett Certified Product here. Our selection is always changing so be sure to check back often. Our commitment to quality, however, never changes.

Diners finding more unconventional items to pilfer at pubs, restaurants

The fact that things get stolen from restaurants by patrons should come as a surprise to absolutely no one. The alarming trend is the fact that just about anything is up for grabs in restaurants these days and not just the stuff that fits in an oversized coat or handbag either.

A recent report by Bloomberg found that everything from fancy plates to paintings to fruit trees — even a giant ceramic pig — was being taken without hesitation and somehow unnoticed. The cost of these items can get into the thousands. One Japanese restaurant in New York, which serves its fare on $500 plates, has had 65 of those plates stolen. Simple math tells us that that’s about $32,500 worth of tableware that is, poof, gone.

Have you had an experience with patrons who had sticky fingers? What does your establishment do to stay vigilant for these kinds of situations? Share your story in the comments below.

Balance Pan-Asian Grille, Marco’s named Top 100 Movers & Shakers

Balance Pan-Asian Grille founders honoredThis past weekend in Chicago, Fast Casual honored the brands and executives leading the restaurant industry in growth and innovation during its Top 100 Movers & Shakers gala.

California-based Blaze Pizza took home the top honors during the gala.

Also honored among those Top 76 brands was Balance Pan-Asian Grille, which came in at No. 33, and Marco’s Pizza, which rounded out the top honorees at No. 76. Balance co-founders Prakash Karamchandani and HoChan Jang, seen in the picture at left, were also honored among the Top 24 Executives award winners.

Burkett is proud to be the equipment provider of choice for both Balance and Marco’s and even more proud to see our fellow Toledo-based businesses shining on the national stage.

Congratulations to all the winners, read more about all of them here.

New site, new experience: The best just got better at Burkett

So, you’re probably wondering where we’ve been lately.

We haven’t gone anywhere, we’ve just been, stop us if you’ve heard this before, we’ve been a little busy. At last, we have proof that we really were busy and we’re excited to show off our hard work.

The all new www.Burkett.comWe are proud to unveil an enhanced user experience on Burkett.com. Our new site now offers better visuals, better function and a seamless user experience from click to checkout.

Our customers are too busy running their own businesses and kitchens and this revamped site was designed with that in mind. Simpler interface. Improved photography and videos. A Burkett.com experience like never before.

Burkett. Exceptional service. Every customer. Every time.

Are commercial knives better than conventional?

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You love to cook and there is nothing quite as satisfying as the look of delight on your loved ones’ faces when they take that first bite of a new recipe. However, today’s bustling society makes it more and more difficult to find the time to cook in the home. Your knives may well be adding to the problem and it may be time to replace them with a better option. Read more.

Sani-Safe knives offer professional quality at affordable prices

 

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Dexter Russell manufactures more than 1,500 different knives and utensils in the United States and has been doing so since June 18, 1818. The Southbridge, Massachusetts company is the largest U.S. manufacturer of knives and also the oldest.

For nearly two centuries, Dexter Russell has maintained a tradition of excellence in both material and workmanship that can be seen in its products. Professionals around the globe agree that Dexter Russell produces the broadest line of professional cutlery made by any single manufacturer in the world.

sani_safe-infographicIf you’re in the market for a professional knife, then look no further than Dexter Russell. Their products were built to be tough and long-lasting. They offer a superior blade shape for easier slicing, while also meeting health code standards. Their Sani-Safe knives contain a unique long-lasting high-alloy stainless steel for enhanced sharpness, edge holding, corrosion resistance, and allow for ease of re-sharpening. Blades are manufactured from proprietary DEXSTEEL™ stain-free, high-carbon steel, are individually ground and honed, and excel in commercial use. An impervious blade also offers the utmost sanitary qualification by being stain-free, easy to clean, and by being slip-resistant. The textured, slip-resistant, easy-to-clean polypropylene handles also withstand both high and low temperatures.

Dexter Russell Knives are perfect for any job in any size kitchen setting, whether it be commercial or personal use. Their quality kitchen cutlery isn’t just made to be affordable, but hand honed to provide the ultimate superior edge. These knives come in an array of handle colors, keeping cross-contamination and food allergies at bay. Whether in a restaurant kitchen or home kitchen, Sani-Safe knives are primed to be tough, sanitary, and the workhorse of your cooking.

Burkett Restaurant Equipment carries a wide range of different Dexter Russell knives, cutters, and tools. View our inventory of Burkett Dexter Russell knives and add to your kitchen today.

Garland Gas Ranges offer a full range of options for any kitchen

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The gas range, as its name would imply, is one of the more versatile players in any commercial kitchen. From slow cook to a quick flash in the pan, this appliance must cover the full range of cooking needs.

With the versatility come choices. With or without an oven? With or without a griddle? How many burners are needed? There are plenty of questions to be asked and Garland full line of ranges is the answer to all of them.

Garland products invoke trends that provide easy paths to future success in any business. Their products are built to operational needs while also keeping in mind the push to drive customer traffic. What sets Garland apart from its competitors is the drive to understand operations from the kitchen to the table. They then work with a team of kitchen innovators to create industry-changing solutions.

garland-cooking-rangeGarland proudly presents its latest innovation, the award-winning Garland Restaurant Range Series. This state-of-the-art range allows chefs to concentrate on their culinary creativity and productivity instead of clean-up and maintenance.

Garland stoves and ranges are built to be ideal for any professional kitchen, regardless of physical size or volume production. Their gas ranges deliver quality performance while providing powerful versatility. Garland’s line of light, medium, and heavy-duty ranges all adopt power, precision, and efficiency as standard benefits. Their sturdy gas ranges are built to last with heavy-duty stainless steel construction, heavy duty cast iron top surfaces, and easy to use precision control knobs. They come in several sizes, ranging from four to ten burners, and even containing griddles and standard ovens.

Using Garland gas ranges will help support a wide variety of cooking needs with ease and superior quality. Check out the full line of Garland gas ranges available at Burkett Restaurant Equipment and, for a limited time, enjoy free shipping on all of them!

Quick Cooking Power with Commercial Microwaves

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When something needs heated quickly and efficiently, there is no better value than a commercial grade microwave oven.

Here is a pair of popular models perfect for peak performance in any kitchen.

panasonic-microwaveThe Panasonic Microwave Oven NE-1054F 1000-Watt with Digital Controls features 10 programmable memory pads with braille touch controls, too. This model is ideal for light operations such as coffee shops or diners. It can help you heat and serve smaller items easily. There are six power levels, which enable you to heat up a variety of items, and the unit features 2-3 stage cooking. The durable stainless steel door can stand up to everyday use, and makes the unit easy to clean.

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For a top-of-the-line microwave oven, look no further than the Amana HDC-182. The 1,800 watts of heating power makes this ideal for consistent and quick results for anything needed. The 0.6 cubic foot capacity easily accommodates a standard half-pan. This unit has 11 power levels for delicious results in frozen or fresh foods, and durable construction for years of commercial food service usage. This model also features a unique method of energy distribution for superior even-heating that doesn’t leave foods wilted or rubbery along with and a multiple quantity pad that helps calculate the proper cook times for multiple portions.

Our wide selection of microwaves ranges from 1,000 watts up to 3,000 watts and provide you with just the right amount of cooking power. Lower levels are great for defrosting or a quick warm up, while higher wattages provide powerful heating energy that can warm even frozen items quickly. The precision controls on many models help ensure that foods are cooked for the right amount of time, and to exact specifications with settings that are customizable on digital models. With brands like Amana, Panasonic, and Vollrath, you can’t go wrong. Visit the Burkett website for the full line of commercial microwaves, and find one to fit your needs.

 

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